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Bible 101

Our forever home

The word home has got to be one of the most emotionally charged words in the English language, especially around the holidays. It is…

Who is God?

God came near

One of my spiritual mentors reminded me of this shift: There is a difference between faith in the outcome I am dictating to God…

Depression & Anxiety

Mr. Lonely

Ready or not, here it comes. Jingle bells rockin’ round your Christmas tree with your little drummer boy and your Santa baby while you…

Living My Faith

Only Jesus saves

One day a retired pastor told me a sad story. Years earlier, when he had just arrived at a new congregation, he decided to…

Life’s Challenges

Things will be better

“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid. . . . He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of…

Living My Faith

Are you ready for creation’s final concert?

Sometimes I think singing isn’t as much a part of our culture as it used to be. The evidence is everywhere. About a month…

Living My Faith

Stuffed with wonder

I occasionally substitute teach in my son’s high school, and one of my highlights is reading Fahrenheit 451 with the American Lit. class. I…

Life’s Challenges

God isn’t scared—even when we are

A few years ago, I had a hard conversation that upended my world. The grief I felt was immense. There was a real fear…

Living My Faith

The earth is the Lord’s

Sometimes I need to be reminded who this world belongs to. Sometimes it seems that it belongs to everyone except me; people whose ideas…

Who is God?

God knows

If my research is right, there are 8 billion sparrows on earth, and God knows every feather on every flying creature. In addition, there…

Living My Faith

It’s all God’s grace!

We are forgiven and accepted by God because of the finished work of Jesus. It’s all God’s grace. And yet, God’s grace isn’t reduced…

Life’s Challenges

Preparing for the storm

My Florida friends spent last week preparing for Hurricane Ian. Some reinforced windows in their homes. Another packed up a bunch of her possessions…